from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sports A brief cessation of play at the request of a sports team or an official for rest, consultation, or making substitutions.
  • n. A short break from work or play.
  • n. A corrective measure or punishment for young children in which they are separated from others for a brief period.
  • n. The place, especially a chair, used for such a measure or punishment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A short break in the action of a sport, for substitution, consultation, etc.
  • n. A break from a tense, heated or stressful situation (often enforced, sometimes as a disciplinary measure); a cooling-off period.
  • n. The intentional ending of an incomplete task after a time limit considered a long enough for it to end normally.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a brief suspension of play


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